History in the Wind: The Kite Aerial Photography of Rob Huntley

History in the Wind: The Kite Aerial Photography of Rob Huntley

The Pinhey’s Point Foundation
invites you to a preview reception
in celebration of the Opening of
our Summer 2012 exhibition

History in the Wind:
The Kite Aerial Photography
of Rob Huntley

Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:00-8:30pm
at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road off Sixth Line Road
Dunrobin, Ontario

Refreshments will be served

RSVP 613 832-1249

Queensway Kanata exit 138, north on March Road;
right on Dunrobin Road and immediately right on Riddell Drive and follow the signs

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La Fondation Pinhey’s Point
vous invite
à une réception pour célébrer
l’ouverture de notre exposition pour l’été de 2012

L’histoire à vue d’oiseau:
La photographie aérienne
de cerf-volant de Rob Huntley

lundi le 11e juin 2012, 1900 – 2030
au lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point
270, chemin Pinhey’s Point
Dunrobin (Ontario)

Des rafraîchissements seront servis

RSVP 613 832-1249

De l’autoroute 417, prendre la sortie 138 du chemin March jusqu’au chemin Dunrobin. Tourner à droite sur la promenade Riddell.

Prendre à gauche le chemin Sixth Line sur environ 5 km, jusqu’au chemin Pinhey’s Point.

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Carlingwood Shopping Centre from the Air

This kite aerial photography (KAP) session took place on Easter Sunday (Apr 4, 2010). I chose this day since there are very few days in the year when one can fly a kite in the parking lot of a commercial mall. I actually did the flying from the parking lot of the mall on the other side of Carling Avenue, Fairlawn Plaza. This was in order to get enough distance from the Carlingwood Mall to try to get most of it inside one frame.

I experimented with the use of panning scripts for the first time. These are scripts which operate the pan and tilt functions of the Dunecam remote system I am now using on many KAP flights. The goal is to eventually make panorama series from the air. On this day, the equipment worked well but the wind failed to keep the camera rig steady enough to make good panorama series. I might construct a few small panos from the session and post them later. I also experimented with both horizontal and vertical formats having adapted my rig with an adjustable platform. Most of my KAP previous to this has been with the camera in landscape format.

Here are a few of the individual frames from the session.

Aerial view of Carlingwood Mall in Ottawa's West end showing Carling Avenue in the foreground and the Ottawa River in the background.

Carling Avenue intersection where the parking lots connect from Carlingwood Mall on the north and Fairlawn Plaza (out of the picture bottom) to the south. I was standing in the Fairlawn Plaza parking lot.

The Sears Store at Carlingwood Mall in Ottawa from a low-level aerial perspective. I was standing in the parking lot of Fairlawn Plaza shooting across Carling Avenue. This was Easter Sunday when the parking lots were empty.

Rob Huntley